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Donnie Murphy not expected to return from concussion this season

Sep 14, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

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Donnie Murphy suffered a concussion Wednesday when Chase Utley‘s leg hit his head during a slide at second base and today manager Ozzie Guillen said the Marlins utility man is not expected to play again this season.

Murphy actually remained in the game after the collision with Utley, flying out in an at-bat the next inning, but then exited and apparently hasn’t felt well since.

Murphy has already appeared in a career-high 50 games and would have surpassed his career-high for plate appearances as well if not for the concussion, but he’s hit just .205 with a .640 OPS while seeing action at shortstop, second base, and third base.

  1. Old Gator - Sep 14, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    I hope Murphy will be OK, but his bat really won’t be missed. I wondered why the Feesh held onto him as long as they did, given his affinity for the Mendoza line.

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